Experienced U.K. music lawyer Nick Weaser is setting up shop in Australia.

Splitting his time between London and Melbourne, Weaser will run his Australian legal activities through Keypoint Law, the sister law firm for which he remains a partner in the U.K.

Weaser represents a roster of emerging and established artists, songwriters, producers and other creatives, with clients in multiple jurisdictions, including Australia, the U.K., Europe and the United States, and he’s said to have a “unique understanding” of the Asian and Australasian markets.

“Australia offers a dynamic and exciting music scene which is garnering global attention,” Weaser comments in a statement.

“It holds a special place in my heart, and I have been fortunate enough to have had extensive involvement with Australian artists, writers and producers from the U.K. over many years.”

Across his career, Weaser has been closely involved with recording and publishing deals with three major music companies, and many independents, and he was name-checked in the legal directory Legal 500 (2021 edition) as an “expert adviser to the music and wider entertainment industry.”

“I’m now looking forward to spending more time on the ground in Australia working shoulder-to-shoulder with Australian talent,” he continues, “to help them progress their careers and protect their interests, both in Australia and overseas.”

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Prior to joining Keystone as a partner in 2020, Weaser served with Clintons for five years. He qualified as a solicitor in 2015, and he’s bringing a “pretty impressive client list with him” to Australia, say sources familiar with his work.

Earlier in 2021, Weaser published an essay on the frenzied activity in space for buying and selling musical works, published under the headline “Is 2021 the year for artists to sell their music catalogues”?

Read it here.